Celebrating 15 Years of Naturism in the Amazon

Naturism in Brazil may not yet be a widely held philosophy, but it does at least have a well-established national federation with clubs and parks that have been around for decades, and new groups still forming. Most of these parks and groups are located in southeastern Brazil, where the majority of the population lives, andContinue reading “Celebrating 15 Years of Naturism in the Amazon”

Urban Naturism in Guadalajara, Mexico

At long last, naturism in Mexico is finally coming into its own. Even though the country has centuries-old traditions related to social nudity, only recently have nude temazcal (sweat bath) experiences become more popular. Even though AANR continues to debate, as recently as earlier this month at their national conference, which areas of Mexico belong in whichContinue reading “Urban Naturism in Guadalajara, Mexico”

Orient Land Trust

Orient Land Trust is one of the most storied naturist locations in the United States. This Colorado territory is the perfect conjunction of The Naturist Society + The Nature Conservancy (and a half dozen other organizations as well). The huge acreage includes numerous hiking trails, a ranch, a mine, and so much more. Their comprehensive programming listsContinue reading “Orient Land Trust”

What is Naturist Fiction?

Reading and writing are becoming lost arts. More specifically, long-form reading and writing are falling away in favor of short-form. Here’s an analogy to put it in perspective: fewer and fewer of us have the desire or stamina to run cross-country (novels), preferring instead the 50-yard dash (tweet or text exchange), or at most theContinue reading “What is Naturist Fiction?”

A Big Step for Organized Naturism in Latin America

Last weekend, January 28-30, the sixth ELAN took place at Zipolite Beach in Oaxaca, Mexico. ELAN is an acronym in both Spanish and Portuguese for Gathering of Latin American Naturists. This is important because naturism always needs organizational support in the face of ignorance and repression, anywhere in the world, but especially in areas whereContinue reading “A Big Step for Organized Naturism in Latin America”

Naturist Memes and Photo Captions

Savvy naturists on social media have been making naturist memes and captioned photos for some time now. There’s much that’s already been said about the way contemporary social media affect our attention span, bringing fully to life the old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. I agree with the sentiment of BareContinue reading “Naturist Memes and Photo Captions”

Naked: A Cultural History of American Nudism

Congratulations to Brian Hoffman, who has turned years of dedicated research and academic presentations into a thorough yet relatively succinct and well organized history of organized nudist movements in the United States, including an epilogue bringing us right up to the present. In Naked: A Cultural History of American Nudism, the author’s focus on legalContinue reading “Naked: A Cultural History of American Nudism”

Naturist Lodge near Guadalajara

In my previous post, I reviewed the hot-off-the-press Naked at Lunch by Mark Haskell Smith. I’d like to return to the book for a moment as a way of introducing this post. Smith, in a chapter about the future of social nudism, quotes a well-known voice of naturist philosophy, Mark Storey, on a rather pessimisticContinue reading “Naturist Lodge near Guadalajara”

Nude Prophets Old and New

In light of the upcoming release of The Prophet, an animated Hollywood version that tells the story of Kahlil Gibran’s 1923 classic, I’m happy to have found an original Nude Scribe piece from 2012 that I thought I had lost during a site reformatting. So here is the post, like a blast from the past.Continue reading “Nude Prophets Old and New”

Disrobing Suspense: Robert Longpré

The second post in this new series of Disrobing Suspense interviews with writers is a very special one, because it was the first time I was actually able to meet with my interviewee in person. Robert Longpré, the SkyClad Therapist, has written numerous books that happen to include naturist titles such as his three volumes of Naked Poetry and a new novel, A Small Company of Pilgrims.  A retired academic administrator, RobertContinue reading “Disrobing Suspense: Robert Longpré”